AFRICA: A Feast for Vultures

Across Africa's broad chest, from Senegal to Ethiopia, the worst drought of the century continues to cut a 4,000-mile swath of devastation. After six years of light rainfall, nearly one-third of the 51 million people who live in this band from the Atlantic to the Red Sea are threatened by starvation. Not even a good rainfall this season can end the tragedy, so wasted is the land and so slight the prospect of a bountiful harvest. Worst hit are Ethiopia and the six nations of the arid Sahel (Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Upper...

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